Tagged Mike Olt


The Chicago Cubs: The Right Way to Rebuild

Note: This article appeared in my first book: The 2014 Prospect Digest Annual, which is currently on sale on Amazon for $2.99. The Cubs’ Top 10 Prospects ____________________________________________________________________________ October 12, 2011, the day that the fortunes of the Chicago Cubs took a dramatic, Boston-like shift back towards respectability. Former Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein…


2014 Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects

After a long delay – something measured in the months, not days –  I have a bit of an announcement to make: I will be publishing the first ever Prospect Digest Annual sometime late January/early February. The Prospect Digest Annual will feature each organization’s Top 30 Prospects, ranking the farm systems, and several additional articles….

Surprise Teams for 2015

  After losing 93 games two years ago, the Baltimore Orioles shocked the baseball world by winning 93 last 2012 before eventually losing to the Yankees in the ALDS. The Oakland A’s improved upon their record in 2012 by 20 games while winning the AL West last season too. Quick turnarounds are hardly an uncommon…

2013 Texas Rangers Top Prospects

  System Overview: Led by the game’s top prospect, Jurickson Profar, the Rangers’ system boasts both impact talent, plenty of depth, and a few wild cards that could develop into big league regulars. Along with Profar, corner infielder/outfielder Mike Olt should develop into a middle-of-the-order bat capable of smacking 30+ homeruns; center fielder Leonys Martin flashed four-tool…